The exchange artist : a tale of high-flying speculation and America's first banking collapse / Jane Kamensky.
By: Kamensky, Jane.Material type: TextPublisher: New York : Viking, 2008Description: xvii, 442 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780670018413; 0670018414.Subject(s): Boston (Mass.) -- Social conditions | United States -- Social conditions -- To 1865 | Dexter, Andrew, 1779-1837 | Businessmen -- United StatesDDC classification: 307.76/4097446109034
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 337-420) and index.
List of illustrations -- Prologue : Ruins -- ch. 1. Promises -- ch. 2. Icarus -- ch. 3. Reckoning -- ch. 4. Babel -- ch. 5. Conflagration -- ch. 6. Prometheus -- Epilogue : Relics -- A note on the drawings -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Index -- Illustration credits.
Profiles Andrew Dexter, Jr., a late-eighteenth-century financial pioneer-turned-confidence man, describing how he took advantage of suspicions about paper money and banks to promote a skyscraper building scheme that cost his investors millions of dollars.